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What are the symptoms of Pheochromocytoma?

Other Diseases By Editorial Team , National Institute of Health / Jan 08, 2013
What are the symptoms of Pheochromocytoma?

Symptom of pheochromocytoma has high blood pressure (hypertension) because the tumor causes the adrenal gland to produce too much adrenaline or noradrenaline.

Most people with pheochromocytoma have high blood pressure (hypertension) because the tumor causes the adrenal gland to produce too much adrenaline or noradrenaline. Patients can have attacks of high blood pressure that occur in sudden, short bursts, or the high blood pressure can be more continuous and long lasting.


Untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and other problems. Many patients also have headaches, severe sweating, and heart palpitations.

 

Other symptoms of pheochromocytoma may include:

• Anxiety and panic attacks

Chest pain

• Upper abdominal pain

Exhaustion

• Weight loss

• Vision problems

Seizures

• Shaking (tremors) of the hands

Nervousness and irritability

 

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